I spent some time this weekend tweaking the front bumper even more. I think I'm finally set with the front bumper. I had to add material back to my lower bumper brackets as they seemed to be torquing it funny. It kept pulling the bumper to the left which made it go off center. Of course, getting the bumper finally set meant adjusting the hood again, and then that made the cowl panel not fit anymore, so I was back to square one with that. I had to hammer down my inner cowl panel to make the outer cowl panel sit level. Also, one corner is pinching so I had to trim it back. I'll weld it later.
got one more day in this weekend- am getting closer to getting this to fit right. I have the bumper sitting nice against the fenders, and the top view gap with the hood aligned with the bumper, but now the hood itself appears warped as there are high spots when looking at it from the front. So I have a few options. 1- leave it (yeah, right) 2- add metal to adjust the leading edge to make it appear less warped. 3- slice the under structure and bend the hood out/ re weld the underside back. I think I'll go with #2, then #3 if needed.